Dewees Double Triple Leads Angels/Cubs over Rangers at Riverview
Donnie Dewees smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove-in another, Yeiler Peguero laced an RBI triple (back-to-back RBI triples with Dewees in a three-run 3rd) and a single, scored a run, and knocked-in a run, Alberto Mineo doubled twice and scored a run, Ian Rice drilled a two-run single, walked, and scored a run, Jason Vosler doubled, walked, and scored a run, Eddy Julio Martinez hammered an RBI double, SP Garrett Richards (on LAA MLB 60-day DL since May with a torn elbow UCL) tossed 2-1/3 innings of perfect baseball, and the bullpen threw four innings of no-hit shutout ball to close the game out, leading the Angels/Cubs co-op team to an 8-4 victory over the Rangers in AZ Advanced Instructional League game action Monday afternoon on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Yeyson Yrizarri smashed a two-run double to highlight a four-run 5th inning rally and Melvin Novoa and ex-Cub Frandy de la Rosa each singled twice, walked, and scored a run for the Rangers in a losing cause.
Here is the box score from the game (Cubs players highlighted in bold and underlined):
1. Eric Jenkins, CF: 1-5 (F-8, K, 1B, 1-3, 4-3, R)
2a. Yeyson Yrizarri, SS: 1-2 (K, HBP, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
2b. Jonah McReynolds, SS: 0-1 (K)
3. Charles Leblanc, 2B-DH: 1-4 (6-3, K, 1B, F-9, RBI)
4. Ti'Quan Forbes, 3B: 0-4 (6-3, K, 6-4 FC, K, RBI)
5a. Willy Diaz, 1B: 1-3 (L-8, F-8, 1B)
5b. Seth Spivey, 1B: 0-1 (P-6)
6a. Luis Mendez, LF: 0-3 (K, K, F-9)
6b. Austin O'Banion, LF: 0-1 (K)
7a. Chad Smith, RF: 0-2 (4-3, P-4)
7b. Miguel Aparicio, RF: 0-2 (3-1, 3-U)
8a. Melvin Novoa, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B, BB, R)
8b. Stephen Lohr, C: 0-1 (P-3)
9. Frandy de la Rosa, DH-2B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 4-6-3 DP, BB, R)
1a. Jose Briceno, C: 0-1 (6-3)
1b. Yeiler Peguero, 2B-SS: 2-3 (3B, 1B, F-8, R, RBI, CS)
2. Donnie Dewees, CF: 2-4 (L-4, 3B, F-8, 3B, R, RBI)
3a. Hutton Moyer, SS: 0-2 (K, BB, L-9)
3b. Cody Ramer. 2B: 0-1 (K)
4. Christian Villanueva, 3B-1B-3B: 1-4 (K, E-5, 1B, P-6, R)
5. Matt Thaiss, 1B-DH-1B: 1-4 (3-1, 3-6-3 DP, 1B, 3-U, R)
6. Alberto Mineo, DH-C: 2-4 (2B, F-8, K, 2B, R)
7a. Brendon Sanger, RF: 0-2 (1-3, K)
7b. Brennon Lund, RF: 1-1 (F-9 SF, 1B, R, RBI)
8a. Jason Vosler, 2B-3B: 1-1 (2B, BB, R)
8b. Ian Rice, PH-DH: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
9. Eddy Julio Martinez, LF: 1-4 (5-3, 5-3, 2B, L-3 DP, RBI, PO)
1. Reid Garrett: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (10 strikes)
2. Blake Bass: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/1 GO/AO, 53 pitches (34 strikes)
3. Johan Juan: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
4. Tyree Thompson: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 0/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
5. Peter Fairbanks: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (25 strikes)
1. Garrett Richards: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes)
2. Jen-Ho Tseng: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 0/2 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes)
3. Dylan Cease: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 4/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes)
4. Adbert Alzolay: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 7 pitches (5 strikes)
5. Jose Paulino: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Jared Cheek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (9 strikes)
RANGERS ERRORS: 1
3B Ti'Quan Forbes: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: NONE
RANGERS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Melvin Novoa: 1-1 CS
2. Stephen Lohr: 1 PB
WEATHER: Sunny and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 80's
First.Pitch.120 4 hours 46 min ago (view)
Cotton McKnight: In 23 years of broadcasting I thought I'd seen it all, folks. But it looks like Peter La Fleur has actually blindfolded himself.
Pepper Brooks: He will not be able to see very well, Cotton.
First.Pitch.120 4 hours 47 min ago (view)
Yes! Exactly... I'd love to be able to watch coverages in football or just key-in on a great WR to watch them work.
First.Pitch.120 4 hours 50 min ago (view)
Wow... this is the most engagement I have ever received on any topic on social media platform. Please stay tuned for my opinions on the Oxford Comma, the APA Style Manual for Academic Writing, and the auto-correct on my iPhone.
I am an awesome guy at parties....
bradsbeard 15 hours 14 min ago (view)
I watched some of the Puerto Rican Winter League games that Miguel Amaya played in this winter. At least one broadcast had a super wide shot for balls in play that let you see the OF and the baserunners at the same time. It was awesome.
Wrigley Rat 18 hours 20 min ago (view)
3 dots on this evening's Cubs-Dodgers game - makes sense & they do color in the 3rd dot as they're going to commericals (Spectrum Sportsnet).
crunch 20 hours 33 min ago (view)
3 dot crew represent. i didn't have an opinion, but now i'm 100% on board.
Charlie 20 hours 41 min ago (view)
I agree on most of this, but I especially support three fillable dots for the outs--and fill in the third before cutting to a commercial!
Not doing homework on the players in a Spring Training broadcast is pretty forgiveable, but ESPN is really bad about it pretty much all year. It would be nice if they made a habit of picking up a local color commentator and sort of interviewing them throughout games.
George Altman 1 day 44 min ago (view)
The single thing I want in a sports broadcast is to become smarter about the sport, to learn something from the broadcast crew.
Stone does that, Romo does that, Eddie O on hockey, and that's about it. I watch sporting events with the sound down very low or off. I forgot more about baseball than most broadcasters will ever know, and I'm always shocked when I see something in a football game that the crew doesn't, and I know about NOTHING about football.
First.Pitch.120 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
Also... what is with only having 2 dots as the outs counter? I know that you don't really need the 3rd dot, but I find it counter-intuitive. If the dots fill in, then only having 2 throws me off b/c it's natural to subitize "3" associated with outs. You quickly see 0/3, 1/3, 2/3. If the graphic does not have fill-in dots, then just put the #. eg - OUTS: 1 It's minimalism for the sake of minimalism, not graphic design for effective communication.
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
tight shots + insane amount of screen real estate being taken up with graphics is a bit of a plague...especially the ones with a non-stop bottom news ticker.
First.Pitch.120 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
General comment on baseball broadcasting... I think that the color comentator (CC) needs to talk about 30% more & the PBP about 30% less. I would love a more stream of consciousness from the CC outlining what they would be looking for in a given situation. To that end, why not have 2 CC for national broadcasts - one a pitcher & one a position player. Would love for them to banter back & forth on micro strategy from their perspectives. I think this would turn the game's pauses between action into more of an asset.
crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
brews sign j.bradley 2/24m...decent deal for a quality CF'r. he can opt out of the 2nd year.
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
the national broadcasts on ESPN suffer badly from a lack of "homework" on the teams they're covering.
yesterday i heard more riffing between the announcers about each other more than the players. the only thing that saved them from more of that and dead air was in-progress action and player interviews (too many player interviews, but it's spring so whatever).
Hagsag 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
Not impressed with ESPN's broadcast. I like Mendoza's work, but how many kids did we have to see rolling around the grass. Good day to see some young players ,but half the time you had no idea who was batting or pitching.
crunch 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
cubs game totally not a delay broadcast for ESPN...thanks for that gem heyward.
dunno if they'll be printing up any "You better have your shit in line" t-shirts, but it's as least as good as "Try not to suck"
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
Jason Adam is another who throws short arm. I don't think he was a position player, but maybe falls into the arm injury category?